on one's (own) terms

Definition of on one's (own) terms

  1. :  according to one's own wishes :  in one's own way If I agree to help, it will only be on my terms.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

termplay terms
  1. :  end, termination

    :  a point in time assigned to something (such as a payment)

    :  the time at which a pregnancy of normal length terminates

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name

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